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in•sult



Pronunciation: (
v.in-sult';
n.in'sult),
[key]
v.t.
1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront.
2. to affect as an affront; offend or demean.
3. Archaic.to attack; assault.

v.i.
Archaic.to behave with insolent triumph; exult contemptuously (usually fol. by on, upon, or over).

n.
1. an insolent or contemptuously rude action or remark; affront.
2. something having the effect of an affront: That book is an insult to one's intelligence.
3. Med.
a. an injury or trauma.
b. an agent that inflicts this.
4. Archaic.an attack or assault.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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